A few weeks ago I got a phone call from my friend Matt, over at Obstacle Racing Media, asking if I had any plans Labor Day weekend. A quick peek at the calendar revealed that shockingly, I didn’t have plans (the race calendar is jam packed for the next few weeks), and asked what he had in mind. I knew, of course, it would be something muddy. And in the whirlwind of few emails, facebook chats, and days later, my flight was booked and the announcement made:
I’m heading to Ohio to race in the inaugural Mud, Guts, & Glory
Who: Mud, Guts, & Glory
When: August 31, 2013
Where: Kings Domain, Oregonia Ohio (not to be confused with Kings Dominion, I got that mixed up a few times. I’ve never been to either, forgive me. One has mud and obstacles, the other Snoopy and roller coasters)
|Not MGG, just a recent shot of the summit of Mt. Monadnock.|
Had to make sure that 1200 vert wasn’t a problem
(1800+ ft over 2 miles: check!)
Why: (according to MG&G) “Mud Guts and Glory was inspired by the year-round efforts of Kings Domain to create outdoor experiences that empower and challenge one’s self-confidence, push one’s boundaries and accomplish one’s objectives. Inspired by the team’s own individual experiences at Kings Domain witnessing first-hand the passion and excitement that can be generated by such challenges, the idea was borne to design and develop a world-class mud obstacle course that would attract individuals and families to have similar experiences that King’s Domain’s campers have been having for years.
Mud Guts and Glory takes the traditional mud obstacle event to a whole new level, combining Mother Nature’s most extreme terrain together with a series of permanent man-made obstacles on a multi-stage course that allows participants to return time and again to push their own personal best to the next level.”
The inaugural event is being filmed by Spike TV for the show Playbook-360, hosted by former Bengals linebacker (I’ve been informed that means football?) Dhani Jones, and I will be in some amazing company with some of my obstacle racing family, such as Holly Joy Berkey of Muddy Mommy, Dan Krueger of dankrueger.com, and Brad Kloha of Run To Remember. And of course, our fearless leader and rental car chauffeur, Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media.